This week is Fire Prevention Week. We at Servicemaster Restoration by the Griffin Company thought this would be a great time to share some helpful tips that could help you prevent a fire from occurring in your home.
- You should always have smoke detectors installed on every level of your home. Inside each bedroom and outside sleeping areas.
- In addition it is important to test these once a month and change batteries when necessary
- Always have a fire escape plan ready in case a fire should arise. It is a good idea to practice this twice a year. Keep it important when practicing, but at the same time have fun with practicing with your family.
- Ensure that all heaters are placed in a safe location, away from anything that could possibly catch fire.
- Always keep your stove and oven clear. Kitchens are the most common place a house fire starts.
- Make sure your dryer is working properly. Ensure that your dryer exhaust is not stopped up with lent that could possibly catch on fire.
- Always, Always be careful with Candles. Never light candles and leave them unattended.
- If you are a Smoker be sure that you properly dispose of all cigarette butts properly.
- Ensure that all electrical cords are in good shape when using. Trying to repair a broken cord could lead to a potential fire hazard.
- Always GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL FOR HELP. Going back in to try and safe a valuable can put you in a situation that is irreversible that can endanger your safety. Let the trained Fire Fighters handle the situation. They are trained, prepared, and dressed properly to do their best to safe your home and valuables.
We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company hope that this information was helpful. Please remember that if a fire does occur that we are the experts in Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Alabama and surrounding cities in helping your get your home back in shape as quickly as possible. We serve the Mobile, Theodore, Saraland, Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Foley, Robertsdale, Loxley, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach Alabama cities.